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By admin, 13 years and 5 months ago

Show 86 - No Style No Class

We shed our ideas of beer styles and classes on this installment of Big Foamy Head. We have some fine beverages from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, a couple from Andelot, and an old favorite from Trader Joes that you really cannot put into a category. We are joined by Clare, Dave and Terry from down the street, as well as Mike from the hood, and Rick phoning in with some beers from Avery and other fine brewers. Its a mixed bag of a show with some puckery beers, some peppery beers, and more. Add in some unique pairings musically (think Dimebag Dave and David Allen Coe) and you have quite the classless show. So listen up or there will be now bowliken for you...

Beers consumed during this show:

Andelot Cuvee Angelique
Andelot Cuvee Diabolique
Jolly Pumpkin Ora de Calabaza
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
Trader Joe 2006 Anniversary Ale from Unibroue

Download this Mempho-style show and show your lack of class here.

By admin, 13 years and 5 months ago

Show 85 - Imperial IPA Show

We get our hops on with this show. There is nothing like a good smack-in-the-face taste of an IPA, so it gets that much better with Double or Imperial IPAs. Join us as we run through some hopalicious beers and, of course, provide totally irrelevant social commentary. Check out the new opening as well!

Get your face punched with this hopped up show here.

By admin, 13 years and 6 months ago

Show 84 - Pool Beer

We celebrate Elvis Week and dodge the killer heat by the pool with some cool Hawaiian beers. These babies come in cans so you can tote them in your cooler cause all of Maui is a beach. The heat has also affected our typical music selection with a little pop punk and Swedish Death Metal for your enjoyment. Join us while we get our Elvis and Aloha on!

Download this hip-shaking show here.

Beers sampled during this show:

Maui Brewing Co. Bikini Blonde Lager
Maui Brewing Co. Big Swell IPA
Maui Brewing Co. Coconut Porter

By admin, 13 years and 6 months ago

Show 83 - Great Divide Brewery Show

We sample a wide variety of beers from Great Divide Brewery and get into a very deep (and wide) discussion about styles, reviews, judging and so forth. Rick Sellers from Pacific Brew News joins us and really educates our ignorant asses on the hows and whys of judging. Great music and more. Listen up!

Download this episode and judge for yourself here.

By admin, 13 years and 7 months ago

Show 81 - Aggressive Beer Show

Our first show with Rick out in the field, we explore some seriously aggressive beers. No, this is not a new category of beers, just some that we found to be particularly interesting and assertive.

Plus: if you want to hear some crying in your beer, listen to our alcohol-addled rantings as we attempted show 80. Mindless babbling and some great beers from Craig of Brew Bubbas located here.

Download this aggressive, maybe obnoxious, show here.

By admin, 13 years and 7 months ago

Audio Extra - Beer News

He's Back! Finally we catch up to world traveler and boulevardier Rick Lyke to get the global roundup of what's happening in the world of beer. Braving the weather, Rick fills us in on what's going on. Enjoy catching up with us.

Download this late breaking news segment here.

By admin, 13 years and 8 months ago

Show 82 - Red, White, Black and Blue All Over Show

No, its not a typo. We are putting this show out before show 81 because of the timeliness of it. Where is show 80? You find out on show 81, get it? Join us as we sample some great new beers (or are they?) from Dogfish Head. We talk with Claus from Dogfish, get a field report from Rick on brewfests in Colorado, and get the blues news from our musical guest, Blind Mississippi Morris. Morris is in danger of losing his home due to pressure from the city (a.k.a. The Man). We do our part to help save this bluesmans home and you can too by calling (901) 516-8956 to make a donation. Listen to the show for address and donation information and enjoy some great tunes from an authentic Delta bluesman.

Beers we enjoyed on this show:
Dogfish Head Red and White
Dogfish Head Black and Blue
Dogfish Head ImmortAle
Dogfish Head Raison d'Extra

Download this extra blue show here.

By admin, 13 years and 8 months ago

Show 79 - Another Damn Belgian Beer Show

It is not that we don't love a good Belgian Beer. It just seems like we are always drinking them. But that is not such a bad thing, is it? We dive into some left-of-center Belgians, courtesy of Kenny, Friend of Show, as we recover from our gigantic neighborhood barbecue that we catered. We crank up the bluesometer with some guitar-driven blues from Tommy Castro, our buddy George Thorogood, and Tinsley Ellis with a song about monkeys that leads to some life observations - sort of. And, sadly, we make an announcement about Rick's new field position. Could this be a good thing in disguise? Will Rick discover new beers in the wilderness of Colorado? Or will things go to hell in a handbasket resulting in Rick turning to a life of panhandling and dancing a spastic little jig in front of tourists for quarters - again. Tune in and find out!

Brother Thelonius from North Coast Brewing
Trois Pistoles from Unibroue
Abbey Brown Ale from Corsendunk
And lots of Jack Daniels

Download this tearjerker and monkeyspanker of a show here.

By admin, 13 years and 8 months ago

Show 78 - Clarkehead Brewery Show

Yep, its true. We have the ever elusive host of Dude Night and proprietor of Clarkehead Brewery on tap for this show! These cat based beers (a tiny portion of feline matter in every bottle) go down smooth. Too bad the conversation doesn't. Listen in as Phil shares his secrets for fantastic brews and food pairings. Things get ugly when we start discovering crystal meth as alleged secret ingredients and pair it with lung cancer. Listen to the show and you will understand all. Great beers, great tunes and a great soliloquy on why Beer is Art from Phil. Bottoms up!

Beers sampled this show:
Clarkehead Brewery Clarkeweizen
Clarkehead Brewery Fat Abbey
Clarkehead Brewery Hairy Porter

Download this show from the Big Foamy Head Hops and Meth Labs here.

By admin, 13 years and 8 months ago

Show 77 - Boscos Beer Show

Sorry for the delay folks, but the audio on this show has been quite difficult. First off, its a live show, our first attempt and we are a bit challenged on the mic. Having said that, the conversation and beer could not be better! Chuck Skypeck, brewmaster and founder of Boscos in Memphis, shares a lot of wisdom and experience with us about brewing beer, pairing food with beer, and a somewhat x-rated version of Rick tapping the keg! Great stuff every beer fan will enjoy. We also are joined by many of the folks at Boscos, staff and patrons alike. Add to that some great music by Blues Entertainer of the Year Tab Benoit and you have something for everyone.

Download this micro-brewed show here.

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